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Another Loach Baby
August 15, 2010
1:46 pm
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Mark Duffill
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I had thought I had seen a small fish in my 75 gallon loach tank the other night but after sitting in front of the tank for over an hour I figured I must have been mistaken, anyway earlier today I was sat and again saw something small so approached the tank to take a closer look.

To my surprise behind the filter was this tiny little loach, I removed the lid and slid the glass back and it was still there so I put a net either side of the filter and it shot into the back net, when I got it into a small photo tank it would appear to be a Botia histrionica /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

As you can see from the pics it is just a tad over 2.5 cm, dont know how old that would make it?

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I have sat and watched the tank again and after adding some food and I think there maybe at least two more in there /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

I think I am now not going to bother setting tanks up to try ans spawn certain species I am just going to give them a tank and leave them alone, it seems to work /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

August 15, 2010
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This is fantastic news Mark ! love the pic , I think it has to be a Histrionica , which type Mark any idea , it looks like the standard Histrionica ? /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" />

August 15, 2010
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Fantastic news indeed! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

I hope you discover a few more little ones.

August 15, 2010
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Well done Mark (as always) /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

August 15, 2010
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Good show Mark! You need to bottle & sell that water /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />

August 15, 2010
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Excellent stuff!

QUOTE (plaamoo @ Aug 15 2010, 04:57 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good show Mark! You need to bottle & sell that water /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />

Agreed, Mad Duff's Fertility Elixir /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

August 15, 2010
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Thanks guys /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

It does look to be a histie for sure and the only histies in that tank are standard fish.

QUOTE (Bully @ Aug 15 2010, 08:20 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Agreed, Mad Duff's Fertility Elixir /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

Its a bloody good job I aint drinking my tank water then /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

August 15, 2010
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/laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> I really did laugh out loud on that one!

August 16, 2010
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Legendary stuff Mark!! /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

QUOTE (Bully @ Aug 15 2010, 08:20 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Agreed, Mad Duff's Fertility Elixir /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

I'd rather not think about the contents of that concoction though! /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

Cake or death?
August 16, 2010
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Thanks Matt /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

It must be the right time for them, I have had 4 big fat female yunanilus cruciatus for a few weeks now and this morning one of those females followed by 3 males was first up for food which is unusual and I noticed how thin she was and the males are still following her, a couple have already started following another female now as well so hopefully they have spawned.

In my upstairs tank I have two males following a very very fat female striata so who knows what is going to happen there, I have also noticed at least two more young sid's darting in and out of the rockwork that are significantly smaller than anything else in the tank /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

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